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Buxus sempervirensCommon Box

5 Options from £11.49

Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
10 bare roots £24.99 By The End Of November 2020
25 bare roots £68.49 By The End Of November 2020
2 buxus plants in 9cm pots £11.49 Within 14 Days
1 buxus plant in 5 litre pot £21.99 By The End Of October 2020
2 buxus plants in 5 litre pots £41.86 By The End Of October 2020
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
A popular evergreen shrub, Buxus sempervirens is easy to grow and perfect for creating topiary, hedges and low border edges. The small, glossy green leaves are densely arranged and respond well to regular clipping for a neat finish. Grow this versatile shrub as a box hedge or prune it to create formal shapes, both for containers on the patio and borders. Box plants also cope well with tricky shady positions in the garden. Height and spread: Up to 3m (9') if left unpruned.

Hedges, Low Maintenance Garden, Patio, Wildlife Gardens, Cottage Gardens


sun or semi shade

300cm (119in)

300cm (118in)

RHS plants for pollinators

10 Bare Roots (V71493P)
25 Bare Roots (KB0023)
2 Buxus Plants In 9cm Pots (T59250P)
1 Buxus Plant In 5 Litre Pot (57534)
2 Buxus Plants In 5 Litre Pots (T59249P)

Feed and water Box plants regularly while they become established. Although relatively low maintenance, Buxus will need pruning each year in mid summer to maintain a well shaped plant. This is best carried out on an overcast day to avoid sun scorch.
Box plants are easy to grow on any fertile, moist, well drained garden soil in sun or semi-shade. On dry soils, Box plants will prefer a position in part shade. Improve poor soils prior to planting by digging in plenty of well rotted manure. Alternatively, grow Buxus sempervirens in containers of soil based compost such as John Innes No.3


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